P1 Numeracy Resources

*Counting, Matching and Ordering numbers to 10
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

*Counting and Writing Numbers
http://mrcrammond.com/games/understanding_number/Understanding_number.swf?sid=3683

*Counting 2 groups of apples, fish or sweeties (addition)
http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Simple-Addition-Stories-721

*Pattern Matching
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/math/games/preschool-kindergarten/pattern-matcher/

*A favourite song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-FVERzap9E

Primary 2 are able to add!

Today  Primary 2 were using different ‘adding strategies’ to help solve number problems.  We have been using our stories of ten, as well as doubles and near-doubles, to help us to add two numbers together.  We really enjoy singing songs to help us learn our number bonds.  Here are the links to a few of the songs we have been singing (and rapping to) in class.

What makes ten?

Doubles 1-5   Doubles 6-10

Ask us about the games we’ve been playing that help to reinforce our skills in addition.

We’re back!

Happy New Year to you all!

Everyone seems to be happy to be back this week. I’m happy the snow is staying away so far.

We’ve started the term by looking at some Julia Donaldson books in Scots. We listened to The Gruffalo in Scots on YouTube:Find it here

In Maths we’re adding within 100 and then 1000 and found this nice activity on the Top Marks website which has lots of options: Click here to have a look

Scottish poems will be sent home for homework on Monday 16th January so keep an eye out in bags.

Mrs Wainwright

Counting in Autumn

 

When we got back to class we thought about other things we could count outside. Twigs, shells, sea glass, flowers, petals, branches and pegs were a few of our ideas. Maybe you could think of a few others while your out and about this weekend.

P1 Parents’ Meeting Reminder

A wee reminder…

Don’t forget we have our P1 Parents’ Meeting on Wednesday evening (7 September). This is a wonderful opportunity to hear all about your child’s learning in Primary One. We will also share ways to support their learning at home. Please come to the main entrance to meet together first in the gym hall at 7pm.

We’d love to see you there!

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P6C Update 28th Jan

It’s all go in Room 12 just now!

We are planning, writing and rehearsing our assembly for next Friday, 5th February.  Its theme will be Traditions, inspired by our work this week on Robert Burns and Scots language and by the visit from singer Iona Fyfe (https://ionafyfemusic.wordpress.com/) last week.

School, religion, sport, special days, Scotland and the evolution of traditions will get the P6C treatment in a variety of talks, movie clips and a trip into the Dragon’s Den!golden-pharaoh-9171023

We are also working hard to develop note-taking and report writing skills.  Every week we get together with a pile of books about Ancient Egypt and practise using the index or contents page to find specific information before writing brief notes from at least 3 sources.  We are even keeping track of our references! That way, when we then write up what we found we KNOW it’s our own work, a brand new piece of writing.  These skills will be needed after the February break when the children will be asked to research and present information about a European country in the ever popular personal research project… more on that to follow.

The children have now been matched with their P1 Paired Readers, and once each week will meet for a short time to read together, or perhaps do some writing or topic work together.  The P6 child gets to experience a new kind of responsibility, caring for and supporting a younger child from out with their family.  The P1 gets an older role model and big “buddy” to look up to in and around the school.

In maths it’s time to investigate the links between fractions, percentages and decimals and the children have been ORDERED to finally learn their tables to allow them to quickly perform these calculations! They have been given beautiful new laminated multiplication squares to take home and eat; anything so long as their knowledge of times tables goes in!